– I wrote about Brandon Weeden making some sense for the Redskins a week ago. Mike Shanahan will get a long look at him at the Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl QBs appear to be set. They’ll be Kellen Moore (Boise St.), Ryan Lindley (San Diego St.), Kirk Cousins (Michigan St.), Russell Wilson (Wisconsin), Nick Foles (Arizona), and Weeden, who went to Oklahoma St. Shanahan and his staff will be coaching the South Team. The rosters aren’t set yet, but if you’re a geography wiz like I am, it should be pretty obvious that Moore, Cousins, and Wilson will QB the North Team, while Lindley, Foles and Weeden will QB the South Team. I’ll keep a close eye on how Weeden looks that week.
UPDATE: Potential 1st round pick Ryan Tannehill broke his foot and will not be attending the Senior Bowl, so it would appear the Senior Bowl QBs are not quite set just yet. Maybe Houston’s Case Keenum fills in?
– After the “report” that Steve Spagnuolo was visiting Philly, the sense I got from fans of the Giants, Redskins, and Cowboys was that it would be a move they wouldn’t like… as in… they think it would improve the Eagles’ defense. I agree that Spags would be a major upgrade over Juan Castillo, but at the same time, it’s noteworthy that the NFC East couldn’t score on Juan Castillo’s D. The Giants put up 29 points on Philly Week 3, but after that, here’s what NFC East teams were able to muster against Castillo’s defense:
Week 6 (Redskins) – 13
Week 8 (Cowboys) – 7
Week 11 (Giants) – 10
Week 16 (Cowboys) – 7
Week 17 (Redskins) – 10
That’s a total of 47 points, or 9.4 PPG. Factor in that all of Dallas’ scoring, and one of Washington’s TDs all came in garbage time, and we’re down to 26 meaningful points. Juan must stay! (Just kidding)
– Gotta love Charles Woodson. Rare Heisman Trophy winner as a defensive player, a whole slew of other awards in college, Mr. Football in Ohio as a high school kid, National Championship at Michigan, NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, 8 trips to the Pro Bowl, 7-time All-Pro, 1-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year in ’09, All NFL 2000’s team, 54 career interceptions, 28 career forced fumbles, led the league in picks twice, 12 TDs, oh, and he has… you know… a ring. He’s basically been a star football player his entire life. Really, being a star football player is the only life he’s ever known.
And what does he do when he gets beat on a ridiculous one-handed catch by Hakeem Nicks for a TD? He gives him a fist bump. That’s something that only a guy like Charles Woodson can do. Imagine if… hmmm, who’s the best example here? OK, imagine if Mike Jenkins fist bumped a receiver after being beat. Fans and media would demolish him.